Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Bruins announced Monday that the team has signed goaltender Niklas Svedberg to a one-year contract.
The deal is a one-way pact with a cap hit of $600,000, making Svedberg the likely favorite to serve as the backup to Tuukka Rask next season. Chad Johnson, who served as the Bruins' No. 2 netminder in 2013-14, is due to be an unrestricted free agent.
Svedberg made his NHL debut on Jan. 2 and earned the win in Boston's 3-2 overtime decision against Nashville, stopping 33-of-35 shots.
The 24-year-old Swede was named the American Hockey League's most outstanding goaltender for the 2012-13 campaign and compiled a 25-15-4 record with a 2.63 goals against average and two shutouts for Providence of the AHL last season.
Boston originally signed Svedberg out of the Swedish Elite League in May of 2012.